Sheik Ashim Hussein is a former Islamist who now boldly preaches the gospel.
Sheik Ashim Hussein is a former Islamist who now boldly preaches the gospel.
Nov. 18, 2021 | Ethiopia

Former Islamist - "I Don't Get Peace If I Do Not Witness for Jesus"

[147] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Sheikh Ashim Hussein.

Sheikh Ashim Hussein, 41 and father to nine children, grew up as a devout Muslim. Zealous for Islamic teachings, he sought to destroy Christianity and once mobilized his students to set fire to a church. But when the church members gathered at the sight of their burned church and prayed aloud for the forgiveness of those responsible, their witness bewildered Sheikh Ashim and shook his spiritual foundations. "These people are not healthy people," he thought. "How can they pray that God forgives someone who burned their church? In my religion, we curse people who do evil things." Eventually, Sheikh Ashim trusted Christ for salvation and left Islam. But when Sheikh Ashim's Muslim community learned of his newfound faith, they rejected him, driving him from his home and threatening to kill him. Over the past decade, he has had to relocate multiple times due to ongoing harassment and threats. In spite of this, Sheikh Ashim boldly witnesses for Christ, and he has led 29 other sheikhs to salvation in Him. "I don't get peace if I do not witness for Jesus," he said. Pray for Sheikh Ashim as he continues to share the gospel with Muslims. Pray that he and his family will have all their needs met as they seek to rebuild their lives after a decade of persistent persecution.

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  • Father God, I thank you for Sheikh Ashim and I pray that he will bring many Muslims to know Christ. I praise you Father for these great warriors for Christ. It is in Jesus name for his sake I pray. Amen
    Mari V - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Adonai, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness and goodness of Sheikh Hussein and family. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • What a tremendous testimony of Your saving grace Lord. We lift up Sheikh and his family. We praise You for his witness to others. We pray that You would give him daily strength and wisdom as He serves You. Provide his family with their every need and may each one of his children come to know You as their Savior. You Lord are the Almighty one
    kathleen r - USA
  • Thank you Heavenly Father for the this wonderful testimony of Ashim. Oh that You would strengthen him even more and he would live by the peace that surpasses understanding each and every day. Be his and his family's provider as they bold share Christ in Ethiopia. Amen!
    Joan B - USA
  • Thank you God for saving Sheikh Ashim & anointing him to spread the gospel. Give power to your word spoken thru him and may many more muslims turn to your kingdom of light in Christ. Hallelujah! Provide for him & his family. Protect them from harm. Deepen his walk with you & refine his heart like gold. Help him be a living sacrifice to your glory.
    Carolann P - Canada
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Sheikh Ashim Hussein & his 9 children: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May Sheikh stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. As he & his family rebuild their lives, safely settle & sustain them. Bring his & his family's persecutors to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, praise and thank You for such a testimony. Please, more and more like this. Give Sheik continued strength, boldness, and success in reaching hearts for You. Move, Holy Spirit, among Muslims to ask themselves the same questions Sheik did so they turn to the One true God, in Jesus' Name.
    janie b - USA
  • Lord God, I praise You for using this man so mightily for Your kingdom. May he continue to have boldness and joy to proclaim You to others, and may hearts be prepared by Your Spirit to receive the gospel. I pray that they would know Your provision as they continue to endure persecution, that they would find a home where they can stay and minister.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord God, I praise You for using this man so mightily for Your kingdom. May he continue to have boldness and joy to proclaim You to others, and may hearts be prepared by Your Spirit to receive the gospel. I pray that they would know Your provision as they continue to endure persecution, that they would find a home where they can stay and minister.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Praise Your name, O Lord for the saving grace of Jesus! Sheikh has been saved, now bring his whole family to redemption thru Jesus Christ. May those around him be forgiven & experience the peace & love only you can give. Grow the faithful in Ethiopia that your name may be blessed & glorified. May they hunger & thirst for you alone. For Jesus glory!
    SM D - USA
  • Father, thank You for the strong faith of Sheikh Ashim and his suffering for the Gospel. Protect him and keep him maturing in the faith. May his witness continue to reach many other Muslims for Jesus. Please watch over Sheikh and his family and provide for all their needs as they try to rebuild their lives yet once again. The truth of the Lord endures
    Gail M - USA
  • Father, thank You for the bold testimony and powerful witness of our brother in Christ, Sheikh Ashim Hussein. May Sheikh continue to abide in Jesus Christ and produce even more fruit for His glory in the days ahead. We pray that Sheikh and his family will have all of their spiritual, emotional, mental and physical needs met far above what they expect.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Abba, My Lord how I give praise to you for our brother Sheikh Ashim Hussein and his diligence and faithfulness in serving YOU and declaring the gospel. Adonai I pray YOU would use him in incredible and powerful ways to lead many more to salvation in Yeshua. Bless him abundantly I pray in Yeshua's name. Thank YOU Lord
    Yahliah M - USA
  • Lord, I thank you for the faith of Sheikh Ashim. Please strengthen him so that he stands strong in you and that he continues to do your work. Give him and his family all that they need as they rebuild their lives after so many years of persecution. And please let him continue to share the gospel with Muslims. In Jesus's name, I pray. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Oh Father, thank you for proving yourself through Sheikh Ashim Hussein. Protect his path so that he can continue to lead others to worship you. Thank you for drawing many Sheikh's to yourself.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Lord I pray for brother Hussein ever so many others who are suffering for the cause of Christ in Ethiopia Lord. Continue to strengthen their faith, to provide for their needs, and to continue to be witnesses to others of who you are in their lives.
    Clarice M - USA
  • Father, thank You for the faithfulness and determination of this young man in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. I am asking, Holy Father, that You continue to open doors for Sheikh Ashim to have ongoing, life-changing conversations with people who are interested in learning more about Jesus. Father please provide needs for him and his family.
    Karen K - USA
  • Lord, thank You for the powerful testimony of Sheikh Ashim for Jesus among the Muslim people in Ethiopia. Praying that he will continue to share the gospel & that You will provide Sheikh's family needs. Help them to rebuild their lives after persistent & lengthy persecution to be an example of Your love & grace to many. For Jesus' glory - Amen.
    Marlyne P - USA
  • Eternal Father, bless Sheikh Ashim and strengthen his faith. Let him continue to walk in Your will and Your ways. Fill him with Your Holy Spirit and lead him in the ways He should go. Give him wisdom and the knowledge to have all his needs met. Let him care for his family as they rebuild their lives. Be with them and strengthen them to endure. Amen
    Andre K - USA
  • Oh Lord, our brother gives us hope as we pray for those who are persecuting Christians! Here is one like those we have prayed for who really saw the witness of the believers and became a follower of Jesus himself! Please repeat this over and over and over in all these situations that we pray about. And please meet Sheikh's needs and keep him strong.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Dear father, please help Sheikh Ashim as he and his family continue to relocate. Please meet their needs both physical and spiritually, please help this family remain with throughout their lives. I also pray for his kids that they will keep the faith of their father. Amen
    melody b - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    I pray for Sheikh Ashim Hussein that his witness would be effective in reaching many for You. I pray that he and his family would have all of their needs met as they continue to trust in You. In your holy name I pray, amen.
    Marisa M - USA
  • Dear. Lord, thanks for changing my brothers heart. Please provide for him and his family. Help them to have a good job, and help him to talk to people everyday about You Jesus. Bless the people he talks to and help them to believe in You. Please help the mistreatment of him to stop. In Jesus name amen
    Sierra H - USA
  • Thank You, LORD, for saving Sheikh Ashim. Please meet all of his family's needs as they seek to rebuild their lives after a decade of persistent persecution. Thank You for protecting them from the evil one. May Sheikh Ashim's and his family's witness win many more souls to Christ. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Father of mercy and grace thank you for intervention in this man's life, but turning him from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, cover him under your blood and deal with his heart daily , and bless his ministry, as he tries to destroy the work of the devil and promote the kingdom of God, Sheila him from daily ,& work thru hi
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Adonai, You are the Master and Lord of the Universe, a very present help in times of trouble. I pray for the safety of Sheikh Ashim Hussein as he continues to tell others of the salvation he found in You. May all his needs be met as he rebuilds the lives of his family in the presence of real danger. In Jesus's Name, AMEN
    Linda R - USA
  • Praying.
    Radhika V - India
  • FATHER GOD please be with Sheikh Ashim and his family thank YOU LORD for drawing him to YOU please give him YOUR HOLY SPIRIT to guide him in all truth and to make him and his family bold witnesses for YOU, please provide their daily needs and encourage them to keep on witnessing for YOU in the precious name of YESHUA AMEN
    Colleen K - South Africa
  • Meet all Scheikh Ashim and his family's needs according to Your riches in glory. Thank You for Your gift of evangelism and the opportunities You have provided him. Bless him, keep him and his family safe. Use his testimony in many more lives.
    Pam M - USA
  • "Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thou name", Father in heaven thank you for Sheikh Ashim, his family, other Sheikh's, and Muslims that have received the gospel of Jesus Christ and now know Christ as Savior. Holy Spirit lead, guide, protect, and provide for your servants in unsafe times. Let thy Word go forth with boldness and conviction.
    Rosalind W - USA
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